When commuting to work my main means of transportation are a PEV, a Personal Electric Vehicle, my Onewheel Pint, or an electric scooter, the Xiaomi m365. Both transportations require some safety equipment to keep me safe. Safety gear is always up to everyone and personal preferences, here is what I use on a daily basis with my Onewheel.
The key thing to keep safe is the head with a helmet, if you are commuting with a laptop a hardshell backpack with back support is also a given. Depending on the transportation method wristguards and protection for knees and elbows.
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Safety gear for commuting with a Onewheel
Onewheel is a bit more dangerous device to ride as a daily commute. The usual recommendation in addition to a helmet and a good backpack is to pad up and get wristguards.
|Helmet||TSG Pass Pro or Triple Eight Gotham Dual Certified MIPS|
|Backpack||Point 65 Boblbee|
|Wristguards||Triple Eight Wristsaver Wrist Guards|
|Knee pads||Triple Eight ExoSkin Knee Pad|
|Elbow pads||Triple Eight ExoSkin Elbow Pad|
|Protective clothing||Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie|
A good helmet is needed to protect the head, the most important part of our body. I have now upgraded my kit. I’m now riding with the TSG Pass Pro, here is why I upgraded from my old bicycle MIPS helmet to this full-face.
A full-face helmet like the TSG Pass or TSG Pass Pro will protect your jaws, face, and teeth in case of a hard fall to the ground. This is why I have now switched from the standard MIPS helmet to the Pass Pro.
It’s an expensive helmet at around $220-$350, this need to be into consideration as to what the cost of a dental/hospital visit and the loss in income a big crash could result in.
The old recommendation for anyone wanting to have a cheaper alternative is to get a helmet with MIPS technology. MIPS is an acronym for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System.
MIPS technology mimics the brain’s protective structure by reducing rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head. The helmet’s shell and liner are separated by a low friction layer which allows the helmet to slide, noticeably reducing trauma to the brain in the case of oblique impacts. These angled impacts are considerably more common in action sports compared to the blunt force impacts for which traditional helmets are typically tested.
I use the Tec Helmets Nice MIPS and another good option is the Triple Eight Gotham Dual Certified MIPS.
When going back to and from work, I use an older version of the Boblbee from Point 65 for the added benefit of integrated back protection and to keep the laptop safe in the case of a crash. I good backpack protecting you and your electronics is nice to have and makes you don’t worry in case of an accident. The Boblbee is a hard case pack designed for motorcycling, it can be considered overspecified for a scooter or Onewheel.
To be safe and aware of the environment during commuting I use the Openmove bone-conducting headphones from AfterShokz. For more information about being safe and the different options read Best safe headphones for electric scooter or Onewheel.
I got the Triple Eight wristguards because I got the Exoskin at the same time. wristguards are considered a most. The natural reaction to falling is to put your hands first to dampen the fall. This motion at high speed makes it likely to overbend, hyperextension, of the wrist resulting in injury. The wrist takes a lot of time to heal and will for most people hinder their work.
That’s why it’s recommended by most riders to use wristguards. Today there is classic wristguards protection like the Triple 8.. and also gloves with added wrist support to hinder hyperextension. The Flatland3D Fingerless Pro gloves are the most highly rated by riders for their protection and also for their great wrist flexibility and motion. The wrist plate lets you flex your wrist during normal use but prevents hyperextension during falls.
Knee- and Elbow pads
Soft knee- and elbow pads are recommended by most users and are the go-to protection in the skateboard scene. The key is to be protected and still have good movement and be comfortable.
The Triple Eight ExoSkin Knee Pad and Triple Eight ExoSkin Elbow Pad are my preferred padding, they are definitely nice and comfortable to wear under your clothes. I would say that they are true to the size chart. I’m rocking L on the Elbow pad and M on the knee Pads. I’m 186cm 72kg as a reference.
I use the elbow pads if I’m not carrying my Lazyrooling Armored hoodie.
The Armored hoodie from Lazyrooling is a good piece of protective gear that has paddings for both the elbows and back. Making it a lot easier to be protective when you want to get out. Instead of using elbow pads which can be annoying to take on I just grab the hoodie.
It has a relaxed fit and the inside is lined with Kevlar helping you to be well-protected in the case of an accident. This is something I haven’t tried myself, but there are many people that have and can confirm it.
I’m 186cm 72kg, using a Large. It has a relaxed fit and the sleeves are perfect.
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If you use a scooter here is my electric scooter safety gear list when I’m riding on my Xiaomi 365.
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